Archy - Archaeology Assistant

Archy - Graphical Default Theme

If you care at all about my wishes, you won't download this AddOn from SolidIce: They are leeching it from the site I actually choose to put it on.

Archy is an assistant for Archaeologists that want information at their finger tips.


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Bugs reported in comments will be deleted.


  • Localized for English, French, German, Russian, Spanish, and Traditional Chinese users
  • On-screen customizable and movable list for the dig sites on the continent you are current on
  • On-screen customizable and movable list of the artifacts you are researching that can be filtered to display only the races for the continent you are on
  • Racial fragment types are shown for each of the dig sites
  • Solve artifacts with (left click) or without (right click) keystones by clicking on the racial crest icon in the on-screen artifacts list or bind a key for a one stop solve shop
  • TomTom support to help you navigate between dig sites
  • Able to display dig sites on the minimap (closest only or all dig sites)
  • Able to display dig site boundaries on the battlefield mini map
  • Blacklist dig sites in the on-screen digsite list by right clicking on the dig site name. Perfect for when you have a bugged node or a dig site that is in a zone that you dislike.
  • Blacklist races so they do not appear in your artifacts on-screen list and won't be used when the artifact solve keybind is pressed
  • Sound triggers for when you have enough fragments and/or keystones to solve an artifact
  • A dig recorder to see where at a dig site you have successful dug
  • LDB Tooltip showing missing rare artifacts per race and overall archaeology progress
  • many more features

Minimap Button Frame and other similar addons

All Minimap based frames (such as nodes, dig sites and dig site boundaries) have been prefixed now with ArchyMinimap To stop these addons from taking these frames from the minimap, add the following item to their protected items list: ArchyMinimap

Mini-Guide to Fewer Digs

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  • Avatar of yoshimo yoshimo Jan 06, 2011 at 10:08 UTC - 0 likes

    The range at which the survey tool goes red, yellow green, depends on the size of the digsite.

  • Avatar of n9wvd n9wvd Jan 01, 2011 at 00:56 UTC - 0 likes

    I concur. Loose the fancy graphics and keep it simple with text and the small race emblem. Completion progress bars are not necessary as are the distances to the dig sites. Otherwise, a wonderful add-on for the Geocacher in all of us WoW players (much better format before the additional glitz).

    Last edited Jan 01, 2011 by n9wvd
  • Avatar of foopex foopex Dec 31, 2010 at 16:11 UTC - 0 likes

    I have checked out the latest beta, and please have an option to keep the original style. The original style is unobtrusive while roaming around and digging. The new style, not so much...

    I appreciate this addon. I can of course stick with 1.6.3 until it no longer works.


  • Avatar of yoshimo yoshimo Dec 24, 2010 at 17:24 UTC - 0 likes

    as you can see here:

    the text with zone names is behind my unitframes,
    how can i move that to a better place?

    regarding the minimapblob, someone suggested:

    Im not sure if its your addon thats messing with my map, but the digsite blobs are only displayed on the correct position if i hide the questblobs and quests on the right panel of the map

    Last edited Dec 24, 2010 by yoshimo
  • Avatar of ramosport ramosport Dec 22, 2010 at 19:55 UTC - 0 likes

    Amazing addon keep going to update it and Tank You for awesome work :)

  • Avatar of tarius68 tarius68 Dec 21, 2010 at 19:04 UTC - 0 likes

    In the deDE.lua there is at least one phrase missing:

     L["Visit a trainer"] = "Besucht einen Lehrer"
  • Avatar of Mattion Mattion Dec 21, 2010 at 12:46 UTC - 0 likes

    You are stating that you support multiple languages, but instead you can only parse English clients.

    This is because of Line 19 in ArchyDigsites.lua and similar places in the code

    fragment_type, amount = strmatch(msg, "You receive currency: (.+) Archaeology Fragment x(%d+)")

    I can help you to make it available for German also, I have done this for my local version of you Addon, but I'd like to contribute so other people here can also profit from this very nice addon.

    Regards, Mattion

  • Avatar of neoark1 neoark1 Dec 18, 2010 at 14:22 UTC - 0 likes

    Date: 2010-12-18 09:20:20
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\Archy\Archy.lua line 963:
    attempt to concatenate local 'y' (a nil value)
    (tail call): ?
    Archy\Archy.lua:963: CreateNodeMinimapIcon()
    Archy\Archy.lua:929: AddNodeMinimapIcons()
    Archy\Archy.lua:891: RefreshNodeMinimapIcons()
    Archy\Archy.lua:886: RefreshMinimapIcons()
    Archy\Archy.lua:790: UpdateDigsites()
    Archy\Archy.lua:583: RefreshDigsites()
    (tail call): ?
    [C]: ?
    [string "safecall Dispatcher[2]"]:9:
    [string "safecall Dispatcher[2]"]:5
    (tail call): ?

  • Avatar of slaren slaren Dec 18, 2010 at 05:49 UTC - 0 likes

    The problem madmike2 is talking about below is caused by these two lines in Archy.lua:

    self.db.char.artifactReadyAnnounce = self.db.char.artifactReadyAnnounce or true;
    self.db.char.artifactReadyUsesKeystonesAnnounce = self.db.char.artifactReadyUsesKeystonesAnnounce or true;

    You can remove them as a workaround until daihenka pushes a new version.

  • Avatar of madmike2 madmike2 Dec 17, 2010 at 04:59 UTC - 0 likes

    The state of the "Announce when an artifact can be solved" and the corresponding "Include keystones" options aren't saved between sessions so I have to turn them off every time I login. Is this intentional or a bug?


Date created
Oct 16, 2010
Last update
Nov 24, 2014
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